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12-Month Molecular Systems Engineering Modeling and Simulation Postdoctoral Placement

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Are you passionate about the science behind products you use every day? Do you want to gain experience of working with leading brands in the largest Consumer Goods company in the world? Then this 12-month Postdoctoral placement might just be the role for you!

The Modelling & Simulation (M&S) group at Procter & Gamble is offering a 12-month Postdoctoral placement starting as soon as possible with a location that is flexible between Reading and Newcastle upon Tyne. For candidates with a strong technical background and passion for applying science to real-world cases, this is an excellent opportunity to prove their capabilities!

In this role the candidate will:

Apply equations of state to model the thermodynamic equilibrium of our fluid-based products.

Employ equations of state and non-Newtonian rheology models to develop flowsheet simulation models for our production plants.

Develop the infrastructure to translate processing specifications into physical property information for use in flowsheet simulators.

Work with internal customers to apply these models to solving business problems.

Collaborate with software vendors and academic collaborators to develop and advance our capabilities in these areas as needed. What we can offer you:

Demonstrate ownership for their projects, driving the development and application of the capability in this area.

Present their work to Senior Management and work within professional and ambitious multi-functional teams in one of the company's major business categories.

After the first year, there will be the possibility to renew the position or to make it permanent if both sides agree.


Requirements (skills / experiences) for the role:

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering or related disciplines.
  • PhD thesis which focuses on the application of thermodynamic models, especially equation of state models, to problems of fluid phase equilibria.
  • Proven knowledge (through publications, presentations or reports) of how to set up, calibrate and validate thermodynamic equation of state models.
  • Solid understanding of Computer programming, Database Management and Python.
  • Knowledgeable of the SAFT equation of state.
  • Strong understanding of and experience using gPROMS, Aspen Custom Modeler, Modelica-based tools, or other equation-oriented modelling capabilities.

What we Offer You

Continuous coaching – you will work with passionate people and receive both formal training as well as day-to-day mentoring from your manager.

Dynamic and respectful work environment – employees are at the core, we value every individual and encourage initiatives, promoting agility and work/left balance: Competitive holiday allowance, overtime, P&G discount site, staff shop, local event tickets and more.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits package. This includes pension, life assurance, health insurance, a stock ownership scheme and other social benefits. Regular salary revisions and possible promotions – all in line with your results, performance and potential .To find more information about our benefits package take a look here:

Good to Know

P&G was founded over 180 years ago as a simple soap and candle company. Today, we’re the world’s largest consumer goods company and home to iconic, trusted brands that make life a little bit easier in small but meaningful ways. We’ve spanned three centuries thanks to three simple ideas: leadership, innovation and citizenship. The insight, innovation and passion of hardworking teams has helped us grow into a global company that is governed responsibly and ethically, that is open and transparent, and that supports good causes and protects the environment. This is a place where you can be proud to work and do something that matters.

We commit to provide you with equal opportunities in employment. We value diversity, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job locations:
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom; Reading, England, United Kingdom
Job Type: Full-time Job categories: Research & Development Req No: RND00004949
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